- The Washington Times
Saturday, December 4, 2021

OPINION:

The next presidential election isn’t until 2024. The next president won’t take the inaugural oath until 2025. That’s a long time for the current White House to run its unconstitutional course.

America, under Joe Biden, won’t survive the next three years. 


By the time 2024 rolls around, this country will be so different from what Founding Fathers envisioned — from what the framers of the Constitution gifted — that even the proverbial point of no return will be a distant memory.

God-given rights? What are they?

“Today,” the White House wrote on its website, in early November, “the Biden Administration is announcing the details of two policies to fight COVID-19 that will drive even more progress and result in millions of Americans getting vaccinated, protecting workers, preventing hospitalization, saving lives, and strengthening the economy.”

Sounds delicious. ’Til you take a bite. That was the White House’s way of announcing two mandates to force experimental vaccines into the arms of millions of American citizens — the first, via the Labor Department; the second, via Health and Human Services.

Thing is, there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution that gives the executive the right to use its various Cabinets to circumvent the legislative branch. That is to say: If King Biden’s will is to force free citizens to take a vaccine that’s not yet been tested over the long term — making it experimental — and that’s of a type, mRNA, never before used in humans — making it again, hmm, what’s the word, oh wait, that’s right, experimental — then King Biden, according to constitutional constraints, would have to tap his friends in Congress to create a bill, to pass a bill, to bring a bill to his White House desk to sign into law.

School House Rock, anyone? “How a Bill Becomes a Law: Constitution 101,” anyone?

But Biden, like his Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama, would rather the pen-and-cell phone approach to governing. After all, why waste time with legislators when dictatorial rule is so much speedier? Besides, why put legislators on the chopping block with voters when they could instead be saved from the sting of accountability for unfavorable votes — and who could then be so grateful so as to become more loyal to the executive, over constituents?

It’s just politics.

It’s just the politics of currying favor.

And it’s how we get to the point where Republicans seem to do more the business of the Democrats than the business of the people who elected them to office. 

It’s how we got to the point than an unelected bureaucrat like Anthony Fauci, and his fellow unelected bureaucrats in the federal government, could dictate coronavirus policy through the White House that has led to serious jeopardization of individual rights all around the country — with even Republicans, save a few, catering to these leftist regulatory controls.

“Senate Republicans divided on effort to shut down government over vaccine mandates,” NBC News wrote, of the standoff between GOP leadership and Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas and Roger Marshall of Kansas, who threatened to stymie a funding bill over Biden’s vaccine mandates.

Truly, this is a division that shouldn’t exist.

Republicans used to shrug the idea of a government shutdown because the prevailing line of conservative thought was that the less government you have, the more freedom you’ll enjoy. It was the Democrats who cried and wailed and gnashed their teeth at the thought of government shutting for even a day. Now?

What’s the difference?

A principle of individual choice, individual freedom, civil liberty hangs in the balance — the right to determine one’s own health treatment, i.e., a vaccine. And Republicans are more worried about the political perceptions and repercussions and fallout from a government shutdown than they are in joining forces to boot this unjust, immoral and constitutionally haphazard vaccine mandate.

Fight, fight, fight has given way to fear, fear, fear — with politicians on Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats alike, fearing for their political futures more than any demise to the Constitution.

And this is why America can’t survive another three years of Biden: Republicans have shown their fear so many times that Democrats have become emboldened to be the Marxists they’ve secretly sought to become for years. They don’t have to sneak about any more.

With a swipe of the pen, Biden can undo entire decades of constitutional precedence. With a simple utterance to an agency, Biden and his band of bureaucrats can basically destroy all that makes this nation great.

Now just think of all the crackdowns on liberties that could come in three years. These are the times that try patriots’ souls.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise Or America Will Fall,” is available by clicking HERE.


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